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The third millennium (so called because it is the third period of 1000 years in the Common Era) is a period of time which began on (depending on your beliefs) 1 January 2001 and will end on 31 December 3000 or 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2999. As the millennium currently in progress, only its first decade, the 2000s, can be the subject of the historian's attention, the remaining part of the 21st century (such as the predicted stagnation of world population at some 10 billion in the 2050s) and longer-term trends being the province of futures studies. These pages contain the trends of millennia and centuries. ... In the Gregorian calendar, the 2nd millennium commenced on 1 January 1001, and ended at the end of 31 December 2000. ... The fourth millennium is a period of time which will begin on 1 January 3001 and will end on 31 December 4000. ... Europe in 1000 The year 1000 of the Gregorian Calendar was the last year of the 10th century as well as the last year of the first millennium. ... The Common Era (CE), sometimes known as the Current Era or as the Christian Era, is the period of measured time beginning with the year 1 on the Gregorian calendar. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... (29th century - 30th century - 31st century - other centuries) The 30th century (Gregorian Calendar) comprises the years 2901-3000. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This will be known as the end of the third millennium. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The 21st century is the present century of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of countries by population —showing the population of the Peoples Republic of China and India, the only two countries to have a population greater than a billion. ... // This decade is expected to be called the twenty-fifties. ... Futures studies reflects on how today’s changes (or the lack thereof) become tomorrow’s reality. ...


  • Adherents of the New Age and various astrologers calculate that the Age of Aquarius will begin sometime in the first six centuries of the Third Millennium (calculations vary regarding the exact date).
  • Some adherents of some of the major world religions (including Judaism, Islam, and Christianity) believe that the 3rd millennium will be the final millennium of the Earth as we know it, during which happens the (first or second) coming of their Messiah figure, his or her reign of peace, and/or the destruction of the Earth by war.
  • Millennialists predict the third millennium will be the millennium of peace, when mankind finally learns to live in harmony with each other and nature.
  • John Paul II envisioned a "new springtime of Christianity", as he started the millennium with a program, Novo Millennio Ineunte, wherein sanctity is the foremost priority given to the church.
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